In a recent article John Shannon is quoted as saying “the Oilers’ house-cleaning will continue. Some key players will be moved, in hopes of acquiring another first-round choice.” Now, let’s think about this one. How many Oilers are worth a first round pick (when cap hit is considered)? Precious few, and each of them is young enough to be part of a rebuild. The odd man out?
Probably Hemsky. The Oilers don’t have him signed long term anymore, they have Eberle waiting in the wings and Tambellini wants to make his mark. Tell me I’m crazy.